Full video of my 5/13 TribLive conversation with U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Midland.Full Story
Article I of the Constitution establishes the legislative or law making branch of government with the formation of a bicameral Congress. This system provides checks and balances within the legislative branch.
Only after much debate did the Founding Fathers agree on the creation of the House of Representatives and the Senate. A major issue was how representation in the legislative ...
Full video of my 5/12 conversation in San Antonio with U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the speaker of the House of Representatives.Full Story
With major components of the Affordable Care Act set to take effect in the coming months, Texas' U.S. senators have remained vocal in their calls to defund or dismantle the law.Full Story
In the wake of a Texas congressman's resignation from the group, the remaining members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said they have not endorsed a controversial border-enforcement provision of the Senate's immigration overhaul bill.Full Story
Hey, Texplainer: All anyone is talking about right now is sequestration and the harm it might do to our government. How would Texas fare?Full Story
For this week's nonscientific survey of insiders from government and politics, we asked about the state and federal governments and about how they compare.Full Story
It took the pulse of Texas voters and showed where they rate government and social issues and what they think of Washington and their local representatives. The University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll out last week revealed a few surprises.Full Story
News flash: Texans aren't big fans of the state government in Austin, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. But if you really want to get their dander up, ask about the government in Washington.Full Story
Democrat Paul Sadler is trying to persuade Texans that it's possible for a long shot to win a general election in Texas. Long shots win sometimes — just look at who Sadler is running against.Full Story
This week in the Newsreel: Paul Sadler tries to get the word out about his campaign for U.S. Senate, state senators (and others) wait for committee assignments, and Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright resigns. And there's some dancing.Full Story
Ted Cruz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, told Meet the Press moderator David Gregory that he's "thrilled with the pick of Paul Ryan" as Mitt Romney's running mate.Full Story
As legislators tinker with what some say is the cornerstone of America's food safety net, some Texans are concerned about what cuts could mean for low-income families, if they come to fruition.Full Story
Texas officials and politicians weren't quiet about a House panel's vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over a fight involving the "Fast and Furious" weapons operation. Use our Storify timeline to follow this week's key developments and to see what Texans had to say.Full Story
The Republican congressman from Lewisville on his objections to a law setting higher efficiency standards for lightbulbs and how he intends to stop the Department of Energy from enforcing the standards.Full Story